Governing Body

Hello & welcome to Hollins Grundy Primary School,

My name is Sarah Heathcote and I am Chair of Governors at Hollins Grundy. I am a senior nurse and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS serving the public. My daughter has been at Hollins Grundy since Reception class and really loves the school.


Governance Arrangements

At Hollins Grundy we are fortunate to have a very supportive and knowledgeable Governing Body who support and challenge the Headteacher, ensuring that the drive for improvement in all areas of school is always our top priority. The Governing Body want to achieve the very best they can for our school and that means the very best for your children.

The Governing body reconstituted in March 2015 and has 11 members. The body is made up of 5 parent governors, 3 co-opted governors 1 local authority governor, 1 teacher governor and the Headteacher.


Full Name Term ends Appointed by Voting rights Business & pecuniary interests Governance roles in other schools Attendance(2015/16)
Heather Birkett-Rothwell 31.8.2018 staff full none Governor at The Elton High School 100%
Sam Cohen 28.2.2019 GB full none Chair of Governors at Unsworth Primary School 67%
Michal Evans 28.2.2019 GB full none 0%
Janine Hannan 9.12.2017 parents full none 100%
Sarah Heathcote 9.12.2017 parents full none 100%
Mohammed Imran 1.11.2016 parents full none 67%
David Jones 31.8.2019 LA full none Chair of Governors at Sunny Bank Primary School 67%
Holly Norton 24.1.2021 parents full none  n/a n/a
Gemma Trow 11.5.2019 parents full none 100%
Andrew Sheridan 11.5.2019 parents full none 100%
Simon Waddington / / full none 100%

The governing body works as a series of sub-committees which are structured as follows:

Name of Committee Roles
Full Governing Body
  • Statutory Responsibilities
  • School Self-Evaluation
  • School Improvement Plan
Personnel & Finance
  • Budget Setting
  • Budget Monitoring
  • Staffing
  • Schools Financial Value Standard
  • Building & Site Issues
  • Curriculum
  • General Policies
  • Pupil Attainment
  • Pupil Progress
Health & Safety
  • Health & Safety of pupils
  • Health &Safety of staff
  • Pay decisions


Governing Body Minutes Autumn 2015

  • Sarah Heathcote
    Chair of Governors
  • Mohammed Imran
    Deputy Chair of Governors, chair of Curriculum sub-committee, maths link & digital governor
  • Janine Hannan
    Chair of Personnel & Finance sub-committee
  • Michal Evans
    English link governor
  • Gemma Trow
    Safeguarding governor
  • Cllr David Jones
    Health & Safety Governor
  • Sam Cohen
    Equality governor
  • Heather Birkett-Rothwell
    SEN governor
  • Holly Norton
    Parent governor (wef 24.01.2017)
  • Andrew Sheridan
    Parent governor
  • Simon Waddington
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